This year at KM Australia I will be speaking on using the game of Go to understand complexity in your business and how to manage better within these environments.
Associate Professor Helen Hasan will also be speaking on Go at the conference, specifically the Go*Teams application and how they used it at the University of Wollongong to study how teams communicate within complex spaces where communications are constricted and virtual.
The organisers have decided to make the most of the Go theme and have announced a Tournament for the conference. 16 players will face off over a number of rounds to see who is the best Go player in the KM world (well, second best, I don't think they will let me play :).
The games will be played on smaller 9x9 and 11x11 boards to keep the games short. See here for more details.
The prizes on offer are substantial too! For example:
- a copy of the latest Ark Group KM Publication,
- a pass to attend the KM Australia Congress in 2012
- a Corporate Wine Pack courtesy of Pepper Tree Wines
What is Go?
GO is a game in which two players contest for territory. One of the two players uses black stones and the other white stones to mark out their respective territories.
The player who has captured more territory at the end of the game is the winner. Since the players are to fight against each other over territory within a limited space, the game involves many varied forms of contest.